This post is coming to you from the (comparatively) amazing chemistry library of the University of Illinois! I’m here visiting as a potential grad student, so stay tuned for updates! I managed to bring my camera, so there will also be pictures.
First impressions have been pretty good so far. The city of Urbana is really interesting, because it is, in fact, extremely urban. Walking around campus gives you the feeling that you’re in a big city, but then you think about it and you’re like “damn, this is all there is. The university, a few hotels, and some houses.” Public transportation is simply top of the line–I mean, LED boards displaying bus routes and when the next one will arrive for each route? Freaking amazing!
More to come later!